15 Gift Ideas for Faraway Friends and Family


Especially around Christmas time, we want faraway friends and families to know we're thinking of them. Sending Christmas gifts long-distances usually means you'll face expensive shipping fees. To help make your holiday shipping a little easier, Deseret Book is offering free shipping on orders over $49 so don't worry about how much items weigh and choose something your loved ones will be excited to find on their doorstep. You can even include a greeting card with a personalized message with your order to let them know you're thinking of them this Christmas season.

Love, Kennedy


Love, Kennedy is the must-have family movie of the year! Kennedy Hansen is funny, loving, and seems to be a typical child—until she inexplicably begins to fall. It takes years for a diagnosis: juvenile Batten disease, an extremely rare, terrible, and terminal prognosis. There is no cure for Batten disease, and after living only 16 years, Kennedy leaves behind a great legacy of love and friendship. But her story doesn't end at her death—in fact, that's when the miracles really begin.

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The Little Lamb from Bethlehem


The Little Lamb from Bethlehem tells the story of Jesus's miraculous birth from the perspective of one of the lambs in the stable on that sacred night. The Little Lamb can teach families about the Savior's life and share ways to follow His example and serve others throughout the Christmas season. Check out the fun activities and more ways Little Lamb can inspire service this Christmas season.

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Christmas Together


This new album features the voice talents of some of your favorite vocalists including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, David Archuleta, Peter Hollens, Lexi Walker, the King's Singers, and Placido Domingo.

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Diorama Nativity


Celebrate this season with a Christmas diorama depicting the Nativity. Makes a wonderful gift for missionaries and loved ones near and far. Comes in two sizes.

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Salt Lake Temple Brick Set


This unique puzzle, made up of 445 pieces, is perfect for families to build together. Younger children and adults alike will be excited to build the Salt Lake Temple. It takes about an hour to build and will help children connect with the temple.

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Facing Eternity 500-Piece Puzzle


This fun and challenging 500 piece jigsaw puzzle features the artwork of beloved LDS artist Del Parson.

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The Romney Family Table

$4.99—save over 80%

This unique blend of heartwarming and humorous stories told in Ann Romney's warm style, candid family photos, and 125+ fabulous recipes will inspire your own traditions and family dinners for years to come.

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The Gospel at 30,000 Feet


This new book brings together many of the stories of flight that President Uchtdorf has shared in his ministry. Bringing together more than 20 of his best-loved stories, The Gospel at 30,000 Feet is great for personal edification, lesson preparation, family home evenings, or meaningful gift giving.

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Marble Christus Statue

$47.98—save 60%

This awe-inspiring cultured marble Christus statue depicts Jesus Christ just as the scriptures describe Him, beckoning to us with open arms, as if saying: "Come unto me."

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Greg Olsen 2018 Calendar


The art of Greg Olsen illuminates the soul and spirit of its subjects and uplifts the hearts and minds of its viewers. This beautiful calendar features Christ-centered art that you'll look forward to seeing all year long.

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This fun dice game is simple enough for the whole family to enjoy and there are countless ways to play!

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The Book of Mormon Family Reader


The Book of Mormon Family Reader will help your family discover and discuss the eternal doctrine found in the Book of Mormon, drawing you closer together as a family and closer to Christ. This new format suited for every age and stage of life makes meaningful scripture study an attainable goal for every family.

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We're With You


In this unprecedented book, each member of the current First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares advice, counsel, and messages of hope for anyone trying to navigate their life through challenging times.

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Names of Christ Ornaments


Create a Christ-centered holiday tradition as you review the sacred names of the Savior. Display these ornaments on the tree, as gift tags, or adorning a wreath. Makes the perfect gift.

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Bonus: The perfect gift for families you don't have to ship

Bookshelf Plus Subscription


Give someone the gift of UNLIMITED access to our entire Deseret Book audio library and over two-thirds of our paid eBook library for as little as $20 with our Bookshelf PLUS subscription eGift Cards.

The recipient will receive an email with instructions on how to apply the gift card. When entered, the gift card value will be applied to their account in full.

If your happy recipient has never subscribed to Bookshelf PLUS before, they'll also receive an extra month for free! So a $20 gift card will give a new subscriber three months of UNLIMITED access. They'll definitely be thanking you!

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